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The Bitfountain iWatch Course

Learn by building apps for the Apple Watch!

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The BitFountain WatchKit course teaches you everything you need to learn how to create apps for the Apple Watch (which we sometimes refer to as the iWatch). In genuine BitFountain fashion, we take step-by-step tutorials through how to build multiple real Apple Watch and iOS apps. In this course the apps we build interface with iPhone apps, so we'll be dabbling in both and learning how to connect them. You will build multiple apps in this course, including a music player!

The apps you build in this course can and should be used in your professional portfolio so you can be job-ready.

An Apple Watch is not required to take the course. We use the Watch simulator through Xcode.


We strongly recommend that you first take the iOS 8 Immersive course or the iOS 8 Mini course with Swift. Not only will that make this course a lot easier, but WatchKit apps need an iPhone app to run. We have included a link to register for the mini course for free in the first lecture.

Topics Covered:

  • Learn the Interface elements of Apple Watch - buttons, switches and other interface objects
  • Learn about positioning and layout - WatchKit's alternative to auto layout
  • How to connect the iPhone to the Apple Watch App: Control the Iphone's music player from the watch
  • NSUserDefaults: Sync NSUserDefaults between the Watch and the iPhone
  • CoreData: Sync CoreData between the Watch and the iPhone
  • Glances: Learn about glances to show relevant information to the user!
  • Learn and Set Apple Watch Notifications: Build a weather notification Watch App

Why take this course and how much time does it take to complete?

WatchKit development is a brand new frontier that is still in Beta by Apple. Learn to develop cutting edge technology with comprehensive instructions on building WatchKit applications.

The course should take you roughly a month to complete if you give an honest attempt to the assignments and challenges. Upon completion you will be able to design and code Apple Watch applications

Your Instructor

Eliot Arntz
Eliot Arntz

Eliot regularly teaches iOS development classes and workshops at General Assembly and guest lectures for companies and development boot camps around NYC. He also taught the inaugural class for Coalition for Queens which focused on increasing diversity in iOS development. He also coaches students in a one-on-one environment with a focus on transitioning to full time development. Eliot cofounded and organizes the iOS Office Hours meetup NYC.

In his free time he works as a contractor for startups focusing on agile development.

Find me on twitter @EliotArntz - I check my direct messages quite frequently.

Class Curriculum

TaskIt For WatchKit
TheForecaster - Weather App

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After purchase, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

This course is not open for enrollment.